Paulo Cello Competition winner Brannon Cho plays Bach
In this video from the final of the Paulo Cello Competition in Finland, American cellist and first prizewinner Brannon Cho perfoms the Allemande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.6 as an encore after the concerto final
Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia, who was recently presented with the 2018 János Starker Award here performs his own transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2.
This video was made at the Luis Angel Arango Hall in Bogotá on 13 August 2017.
German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 in G at the Bimhuis Amsterdam
This is an excerpt from the 29 November 2015 edition of ‘Vrije Geluiden’ (Free Sounds), a programme on Dutch public broadcaster VPRO.
More on: http://www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden
For Ray Chen, the 2008 Menuhin Competition which turbo boosted his career started here, with Paganini’s Caprice no.5.
Chen, then 19, won the event before going on to also win the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.